Articles By Anil Bhat

India should consider a Surgical Strike rerun as Pakistan continues to...

India should consider a Surgical Strike rerun as Pakistan continues to...

By: Anil Bhat | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

Timed with Chinese forces’ aggressive moves/misadventures against the Indian Army in Eastern Ladakh since May, Pakistani forces stepped up the ceasefire violations/unprovoked firing and...

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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board: A Strategic Necessity for India

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board: A Strategic Necessity for India

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 26 Sep , 2020

An Empowered Group of Ministers has been constituted under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to oversee and guide the entire process of corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board...

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It's going to be a long eyeball-to-eyeball standoff with China: But India is...

It's going to be a long eyeball-to-eyeball standoff with China: But India is...

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 12 Sep , 2020

After exactly 53 years since September 1967, of being reactive on the ground to thousands of moves/attempts by China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) trying its tricks to grab India’s...

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What the India-Bangladesh military exercises signify

What the India-Bangladesh military exercises signify

By: Anil Bhat | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

The eighth edition of Exercise ‘Sampriti’ (meaning love and attachment), part of the India Bangladesh defence cooperation programme, Sampriti-2019, is being conducted from March 2 to 15,...

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Can India really talk to a duplicitous Pakistan?

Can India really talk to a duplicitous Pakistan?

By: Anil Bhat | Date: 23 Dec , 2018

There are several reasons behind Pakistan’s offers to provide a visa-free ‘Kartarpur Coridor’ for Sikh pilgrims and “peace talks” with India: Their terror proxies are being hit very hard...

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Governor’s rule in J&K must take hard decisions - and act on them

Governor’s rule in J&K must take hard decisions - and act on them

By: Anil Bhat | Date: 05 Sep , 2018

Eid on August 22 in the Kashmir Valley was yet again a bloody one, with terrorists killing two Kashmiri Muslims. A policeman, Fayaz Ahmad Shah, who had come home to celebrate Eid with his family,...

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Insulate Kashmiri youth from radicalisation; house militants in jails...

Insulate Kashmiri youth from radicalisation; house militants in jails...

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 23 May , 2018

In early May 2018, separatists in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) directed their stone-pelters to target young school children and tourists. One child and one tourist were killed.  While schools and...

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Can Chabahar, India’s strategic gateway to Central Asia, trump Gwadar and...

Can Chabahar, India’s strategic gateway to Central Asia, trump Gwadar and...

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 01 Dec , 2017

India’s first shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar is a landmark move marking the operationalisation of the port as an alternative, reliable connection with...

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